King Dissolves Parliament, Calls New Elections

King Felipe today dissolved parliament for the first time in Spanish democratic history.

King Felipe meets with Congress President Patxi Lopez in his office. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

His Majesty formalized that political parties were unable to come up with a governing coalition.

The Royal Decree.

If members of the Spanish Parliament are unable to cobble together a government following elections, the Constitution calls on the King to act.